There were 226 homicides in Washington DC in 2021. The homicide rate in DC has nearly doubled over the last 5 years. This page is intended to bring greater transparency to amount of violent crime in DC.
The numbers displayed on this page are derived by collecting alerts sent out by the DC Police Department on Twitter. These Tweets are then parsed for key words and labeled accordingly. They are aggregated daily and shown here only as a means of greater transparency. These numbers are a rough estimate of the total occurances. For official stats please visit the Metropolitan Police Deparment's website.
Last updated: Aug. 20, 2022